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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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(CFDA No. 84.161)


Legislation: Rehabilitation Act of 1973, P.L. 93-112, as amended. Title

I, Part A, Section 112, (29 U.S.C 732) (Expires September 30, 1986).

Funding Since 1980: _!/

Fiscal Year      Authorization       Appropriation

1980                $3,500,000                            $3,500,000

1981                 3,500,000                              2,800,000

1982                 3,500,000                                  942,000

1983                 3,500,000                              1,734,000

1984                 6,000,000                              6,000,000

Purpose: To inform and advise clients of all available benefits under
the Rehabilitation Act and related Federal and State assistance programs;
to assist clients in their relationships with projects, programs, and
facilities providing rehabilitation services; to help clients pursue
legal, administrative, and other available remedies when necessary to
ensure the protection of their rights; and to advise State and other
agencies of problem areas in the delivery of rehabilitation services and
suggest methods of improving agency performance.

Applicant Eligibility: Grants to States support Client Assistance Pro-
grams (CAPs) administered by public or private agencies designated by
Governors* Such agencies must be Independent of any agency which pro-
vides services to individuals under the Act unless an agency to be desig-
nated had, prior to the Rehabilitation Amendments of 1984, served as a
client assistance agency under Section 112 and received Federal financial
assistance under the Act.

A. Goals and Objectives

During FY 1984, the Department's principal objectives were:

o  To Implement this new mandatory program through the development
of program regulations and a grant reporting system.

o  To process and award grants so that a Client Assistance Program
would be in effect 1n every State by October 1, 1984.

o  To develop a Request for Proposals and make a contract for an
evaluation of the program.6.1